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USA Today (August 2)

2018/ 08/ 04 by jd in Global News

Apple just became the first U.S. company to achieve a $1 trillion valuation, which seems rather unfathomable at first. “For $1 million you could buy a very nice one bedroom apartment in San Francisco. With $1 trillion, you could buy a very nice apartment for everybody in the city (San Francisco’s population is close to a million).” But hopefully Apple will “write a check because there’s just over a trillion dollars currently in circulation in the U.S.”

 

Scientific American (April 11)

2018/ 04/ 13 by jd in Global News

The Atlantic Ocean appears be in “slow motion,” with circulation now the “weakest in 1,600 years.” If further research bears out the conclusion that “hemisphere-spanning currents are slowing, greater flooding and extreme weather could be at hand,” especially on the U.S. east coast, but possibly extending to Europe, which could battle more severe heat waves.

 

The Economist (December 8)

2012/ 12/ 09 by jd in Global News

“After years of bad headlines the industry finally has some good news.” Over the past decade, newspapers took a terrible tumble as U.S. revenues nearly halved. But newspapers haven’t died and things may be looking up. “Revenues from advertising are still falling, but those from circulation have at last started to stabilise. At some papers, such as the New York Times, circulation revenues this year are forecast to offset the decline in advertising for the first time in at least five years.”“After years of bad headlines the industry finally has some good news.” Over the past decade, newspapers took a terrible tumble as U.S. revenues nearly halved. But newspapers haven’t died and things may be looking up. “Revenues from advertising are still falling, but those from circulation have at last started to stabilise. At some papers, such as the New York Times, circulation revenues this year are forecast to offset the decline in advertising for the first time in at least five years.”

 

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